26 November 2008

Insider Spider

Take a virtual tour of Ferrari's lightweight roadster...

Ferrari Scuderia Spider

After yesterday's 'Deck Out Your Ferrari California in Horrible Mismatching Colour Combinations' fun, we thought we'd continue the interactive Fezza theme with a look round the cockpit of the new Scuderia Spider.

Click those there blue highlighted words and you'll be miraculously transported to a clever three-dimensional spin-around interactive-thingy that places you right in the drop-top Scud's driver's seat.

Be warned, though – it doesn't quite have the glossy, studio-lit finesse of the Cali-configurator. In fact, it's all a bit nuts and bolts – but that's rather in keeping with the stripped-out, exposed feel of the Scud. And we like it.

Features worth noting are that five-way manettino switch on the carbon fibre steering wheel – which includes the 'everything off' setting (or 'The Stig' as we prefer to call it) – the 10,000rpm rev gauge, a speedo disappearing way off into the 300kph territory… oh, and all that lovely air above your virtual head.

We still can't work out whether the fundamental concept of a drop-top lightweight is utterly pointless or very cool. Jump into the cockpit and decide for yourself…

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